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September-October Ada Highlights calendar seeks events

The Ada Icon is currently working on the September-October Ada Highlights calendar of events, distributed by the Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC).

Persons who have events that are open to the public and take place within the Ada school district should send the information to:


Please send, name of event, date, time and location.

Pew: Internet now leading news source for Americans under 50


It's not exactly a surprise, but now we have data. According to the Pew Research Center's biennial media attitudes survey, the internet is now the leading source of national and international news for Americans under age 50.

And the younger you are, the more likely you'll turn to the internet first for news.

Ada Icon invites Ada HS and junior high students to consider an Icon internship

The Ada Icon has openings for Ada High School and junior high interns this school year, according to Fred Steiner, Icon owner.

The Icon seeks students with a variety of interests for these non-paid positions that offer lots of experience. Students interested in writing, photography and who have knowledge of social media are encouraged to contact Steiner.

Several intern positions are available. For example, students with an interest in movies or music are invited to write movie and music reviews. These writing projects allow students to write opinions using pen names.

Allen Historical Society offers Sept. 22 'Riding the Rails" excursion


The Allen County Historical Society's "Riding the Rails" train excursion is planned Sunday, Sept. 22. The passenger train wll be pulled by former Nickel Plate Road diesel 901, repainted as 902.

The trip covers 42 miles round trip on the Genesee and Wyoming Road, courtesy of the Cincinnati Railway Co. Four coach cars will be pulled by 902.

Three excursions are planned with departure times at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The round trips are from Lincoln Park, Lima, to Jackson Center and return.

Let the yard sales begin! All 43 (and actually lots more)


It's a garage saler's dream. Forty-three garage sales in the larger Ada community on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9-10. Simply put, it's the Main Street Across American 2013 Buy-Way Yard Sale, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the famous Lincoln Highway.

Four attachments to this story provide lists, addresses and dates of the 43 area garage sales.

Who am I? My aunt worked with Madonna during the filming of a movie

By Alisa Ambrecht

Who Am I?

• I graduated from Ada in 1991.

• I competed in track and soccer in high school, I swam for one year and won the Coach's Award for that year.

• I like to run and have competed in two full marathons and two half marathons.

• I am starting my third season as a volunteer coach for a certain sport at Ada High School.

• I usually get invited to weddings for the sole purpose of entertaining the guests with my mad dancing skills.

• I am a St. Louis Cardinals fan and got to attend Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.